Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbi

ToyTalk renames to PullString, repositions as authoring tool for bots

ToyTalk, the startup that mashed together Barbie and the Internet of Things and let your kids chat away with Thomas the Tank Engine for hours on end, is cashing out on the bot craze with a slight real

Even Barbie Has A Smart Home And Hoverboard Now

Consumers may have been slow to adopt smart home technology, but that’s not the case for Barbie. At the recent New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled a newly upgraded – and now tech-enabled &#

Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie

Here’s a protip: Don’t do what Uber did this week. That’s the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn’t just Uber’s purview: The corporate

Computer Engineer Barbie Loves Tux!

Blogger Elizabeth Krumbach got her new Computer Engineer Barbie the other day. She was delighted to find a penguin on the box. Barbie loves Linux! I’ll bet that’s a picture of Linus Torval

From The Video Vault: Barbie Video Girl

<img src=""> With holiday shopping season now in full swing, it is time to revisit one of the strangest toys to come out this year.

Talking about the Barbie Video Girl Doll with Paul Carr (another doll)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-199779" title="WebcamBarbie" src="" alt="" width="207" height="138" />Make no mistake,

Vote for the Computer Engineer Barbie

<img src=""/>I can't come up with a good reason why Computer Engineer Barbie is more socially-forward than Environmentalist Barbie, Sur

Testing out the Barbie Digital Nail Printer

<img src="">Here’s Mattel’s “Barbie Digital Nail Printer” due out in August for an undetermined price. Which design will I choose for my own nail?

Halo Wars: Impress the Royal Court with your dance moves

<img src="" />Halo Wars will have a different approach on gameplay, according to Amazon. For example, 28 fun-filled, adventurous mini

‘Barbie Girls’ site finally adds a V.I.P option

Geez, it’s about time. Mattel has finally added a $6-per-month premium account option for the Barbie Girls web site. GigaOM wonders if $72 per year is worth it for parents “so their little girls c

Kids Spend Their Time Online Dressing Up Virtual Dolls – Shouldn't They Be Outside Playing Instead?

There’s a fine article in today’s New York Times exploring the relationship between online, Facebook-like Web sites and the young girls these sites target. It’s stunning, really, to